The Book of Names
Strange situations, unsolvable problems, secret lives, redemption and revenge. Who are the people behind the names? Frankie, Pavel, Willard, Esmeralda, Milo, Shannon … these are just some of the stories in The Book of Names.
There’s a benevolent locksmith with keys to every lock in town. There’s a serial-killing vet who harvests his victims’ organs. A paediatrician battling her own imaginary friends. A group of men locked inside a container, stranded at a harbour somewhere. A performance artist who can open a bottle of champagne in an extraordinary way. And more. Royce Leville’s second book is a mesmerizing collection of the bizarre, the off-kilter, the strangely normal and the cleverly humorous.
Royce Leville reads ‘Marie’ from The Book of Names at the 2015 Rippple Wrap Party, Zum Elbblick, Hamburg
About the author
Royce Leville’s debut novel, A Little Leg Work, won the fiction category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The Book of Names is his second book, and it won the Australia/NZ section of the 2015 IPPY awards.
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